What Is Dermabrasion?

If age spots, wrinkles and fine lines are not yet a concern, you may be dealing with scars resulting from an accident or surgery or you may have acne scarring. Unfortunately, if these scars are on your face, they may affect your self-confidence. Your skin is resilient but fragile – it’s exposed to daily environmental pollutants and the long list of ingredients in your make-up and skin-care products. And if you are a man or woman of “a certain age,” you may not be able to reduce the visible signs of aging without help.

A very popular and trending treatment for the signs of aging or scarring is dermabrasion, a skin-resurfacing procedure that uses high-speed instruments to resurface your skin and improve its contour and texture. The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the top layer for skin rejuvenation, isn’t new. It dates back to ancient Egypt when royal physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth royal skin.

When the modern technique of dermabrasion was first developed, it was used primarily to treat and improve scars. Today, Dr. Shah uses dermabrasion to treat not only scars but also sun damage, fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.

How is it done?

A small, rapidly spinning brush is applied to your skin’s surface, removing the top layer and stimulating your skin’s natural regeneration properties. As your skin heals, new skin emerges which is smoother and more youthful looking. The treatments are done in our Henderson office and take from a few minutes to an hour. Within seven to ten days your new skin will begin to appear. Keep in mind that you may need additional treatments.

Should you dermabrader?

  • You may have spent many hours enjoying the sun and want to treat the resulting age spots.
  • You may want to refresh your skin without opting for surgery.
  • You may choose to have your acne scars treated because they are severe and disfiguring and you are emotionally affected by their appearance.

The decision to undergo a dermabrasion procedure is a personal decision and one that Dr. Shah looks forward to discussing with you. Call to book an appointment today: 702-684-5502